science and culture
2018 Women’s Leadership Summit
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
The Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit, to be held November 9 2018 in Akron, OH.
Women’s Network (WN) is a grassroots organization that aims to bring women to the forefront at all levels of corporate, community, and civic leadership. Under this mission, WN offers high-impact programming to women in areas of leadership development, professional advancement, and entrepreneurship and helps local businesses and organizations build programming that better serves emerging women leaders.
What drove ancient societies to change the landscape and create monumental ritual, ceremonial, and gathering places? We will explore the traditions of various Indigenous people in pursuit of a clearer understanding of the genesis of community-driven built environment.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Theme: The Human Image in a Changing World
The theme for the 5th World Humanities Forum is “The Human Image in a Changing World.” The very purpose of humanities research is to study humans, but the image of humans however, has gone through on-going changes not only throughout different time periods but also according to the various local situations. Therefore it is important that we primarily capture human images and then document the characteristics of the human images from past to present in various academic and ordinary lives.
A Graduate Conference in Science and Epistemology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
February 16, 2018
(University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Hosted by Natura, A Rutgers University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group focused on critical perspectives of Science and Epistemology, the 2018 Natura Conference seeks papers on the topic of illegitimate knowledges: scorned, discarded, amateur, illogical, and discredited methods of understanding the world.
Call for Papers:
“Tick. Tick. DOOM!: Precariousness and Time”
The Fourth Annual Undergraduate Symposium of Popular Culture and Philosophy
Hosted by the SUNY at Buffalo Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Student Association
Keynote Speaker: Shaun Irlam, PhD
Featured Graduate Presenters: TBA
Friday, November 17th, 2017, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Hazardous Objects: Function, Materiality, and ContextWinterthur Museum, Garden & LibraryApril 27-28, 2018 The Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware invitessubmissions for papers to be given at the Fifteenth Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars. We invite papers that identify and consider the production and use of hazardous material culture. Whether through composition or intended function, objects are hazardous or may become hazardous. Certain materials, organic or artificial, exist as hazards to humans. Additionally, hazards are often embedded in the material environment and affect our experience of domestic, institutional and public space. What makes an object hazardous?
Call for Papers: Edited Collection
Surveillance, Architecture and Control: Discourses on Spatial Culture
Issue 10.1 Spring 2019. Toward an Ecopoetics of Randomness and Design. Guest Editors: Franca Bellarsi and Judith Rauscher. Université libre de Bruxelles and Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. (Submissions open on 15 May 2018 and close on 15 July 2018).
Confirmed Speakers: Helen Rozwadowski (UConn); Tim Dee (BBC)
In Katherine Mansfield’s 1912 short story ‘How Pearl Button Was Kidnapped’, a young girl sees the ocean for the first time. Terrified by the sight of this ‘big piece of blue water […] creeping over the land’ she asks: ‘Will it hurt us – is it coming?’ The response she is given is that ‘no, it doesn’t come to us. It stays in its place’.